Pampanga

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Pampanga
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
CapitalSan Fernando
Total local government units
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities2
Municipalities19
Barangays [note]538
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007) [note]2,002.20 km2
(773.05 sq. mi)
Population (2015) [note]2,198,110
Density (2015) [note]1,098 per km2
(2,843 per sq. mi)
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[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Pampanga is a province in the Philippines situated in the Central Luzon region occupying the central section of Luzon. Its capital is the City of San Fernando.

The province has a land area of 2,002.20 square kilometers or 773.05 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 2,198,110 representing 19.59% of the total population of the Central Luzon region, 3.82% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 2.18% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 1,098 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,843 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Pampanga is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Manila Bay, Bataan, and Zambales.

Local government units

Pampanga has 19 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 538. The City of Angeles is commonly grouped with the province, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Angelescity (HUC)411,634
(–)
326,3364.52%60.27 km2
(23.27 sq mi)
6,830 per km2
(17,689 per sq mi)
33
Apalitmun107,965
(4.91%)
101,5371.18%61.47 km2
(23.73 sq mi)
1,756 per km2
(4,550 per sq mi)
12
Arayatmun133,492
(6.07%)
121,3481.83%134.48 km2
(51.92 sq mi)
993 per km2
(2,571 per sq mi)
30
Bacolormun39,460
(1.80%)
31,5084.38%71.70 km2
(27.68 sq mi)
550 per km2
(1,426 per sq mi)
21
Candabamun111,586
(5.08%)
102,3991.65%176.40 km2
(68.11 sq mi)
633 per km2
(1,638 per sq mi)
33
Floridablancamun125,163
(5.69%)
110,8462.34%175.48 km2
(67.75 sq mi)
713 per km2
(1,847 per sq mi)
33
Guaguamun117,430
(5.34%)
111,1991.04%48.67 km2
(18.79 sq mi)
2,413 per km2
(6,250 per sq mi)
31
Lubaomun160,838
(7.32%)
150,8431.23%155.77 km2
(60.14 sq mi)
1,033 per km2
(2,674 per sq mi)
44
Mabalacatcity (CC)250,799
(11.41%)
215,6102.92%83.18 km2
(32.12 sq mi)
3,015 per km2
(7,808 per sq mi)
27
Macabebemun75,850
(3.45%)
70,7771.33%105.16 km2
(40.60 sq mi)
721 per km2
(1,868 per sq mi)
25
Magalangmun113,147
(5.15%)
103,5971.69%97.32 km2
(37.58 sq mi)
1,163 per km2
(3,011 per sq mi)
27
Masantolmun57,063
(2.60%)
52,4071.63%48.25 km2
(18.63 sq mi)
1,183 per km2
(3,063 per sq mi)
26
Mexicomun154,624
(7.03%)
146,8510.99%117.41 km2
(45.33 sq mi)
1,317 per km2
(3,411 per sq mi)
43
Minalinmun47,713
(2.17%)
44,0011.55%48.27 km2
(18.64 sq mi)
988 per km2
(2,560 per sq mi)
15
Poracmun124,381
(5.66%)
111,4412.11%314.00 km2
(121.24 sq mi)
396 per km2
(1,026 per sq mi)
29
San Fernandocity (CC), capital, regional center306,659
(13.95%)
285,9121.34%67.74 km2
(26.15 sq mi)
4,527 per km2
(11,727 per sq mi)
35
San Luismun54,106
(2.46%)
49,3111.78%56.83 km2
(21.94 sq mi)
952 per km2
(2,466 per sq mi)
17
San Simonmun53,198
(2.42%)
48,3531.83%57.37 km2
(22.15 sq mi)
927 per km2
(2,402 per sq mi)
14
Santa Anamun55,178
(2.51%)
52,0011.14%39.84 km2
(15.38 sq mi)
1,385 per km2
(3,588 per sq mi)
14
Santa Ritamun40,979
(1.86%)
38,7621.06%29.76 km2
(11.49 sq mi)
1,377 per km2
(3,566 per sq mi)
10
Santo Tomasmun40,475
(1.84%)
38,0621.18%21.30 km2
(8.22 sq mi)
1,900 per km2
(4,924 per sq mi)
7
Sasmuanmun28,004
(1.27%)
27,2540.52%91.80 km2
(35.44 sq mi)
305 per km2
(790 per sq mi)
12
Pampanga Total [1]2,198,1102,014,0191.68%2,002.20 km2
(773.05 sq mi)
1,098 per km2
(2,843 per sq mi)
538
  1. [1]Totals exclude the highly urbanized city of Angeles
Historical population

The population of Pampanga grew from 541,359 in 1960 to 2,198,110 in 2015, an increase of 1,656,751 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.68%, or an increase of 184,091 people, from the previous population of 2,014,019 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2213,108
1918 Dec 31219,0500.17%
1939 Jan 1313,5921.81%
1948 Oct 1339,4760.82%
1960 Feb 15541,3594.19%
1970 May 6772,7313.54%
1975 May 1891,0002.90%
1980 May 1992,7562.19%
1990 May 11,295,9292.70%
1995 Sep 11,401,7561.48%
2000 May 11,614,9423.08%
2007 Aug 11,911,9512.36%
2010 May 12,014,0191.91%
2015 Aug 12,198,1101.68%

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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